This coloring page shows that an early American store front might have looked like with many things in the window to purchase.
Socially, the colonial elite of Boston, New York, Charleston, and Philadelphia saw their identity as British. Although many had never been to
Britain, they imitated British styles of dress, dance, and etiquette. This social upper echelon built its mansions in the Georgian style,
copied the furniture designs of Thomas Chippendale, and participated in the intellectual currents of Europe.
This lifestyle stood in stark contrast to the majority of the early American population. Most early Americans were settlers, farmers, workers
and people of very simple means that lived in small simple homes.